Presence of Heart

 
Hadiths Concerning the Presence of Heart

There are many hadiths from the infallible and pure Ahlul Bayt (AS) concerning urging the “presence of heart”. It suffices to translate some texts of those narratives:

The Messenger of Allah (SA) is quoted to have said: “Worship Allah as if you see Him. If you do not see Him, He does see you.”Biharul Anwar, vol. 74, p. 74, “Book of Ar-Raudah“. ch. 4, hadith 3. Makarimul Akhlaq, p. 459.

From this noble hadith two of the degrees of the presence of heart can be realized:

The first is that the salik discerns the Beauty of the Beautiful, and is absorbed in the manifestations of the Beloved [hadrat i mahbub] such that all the ears of his heart will be closed to all other creatures, while the eye of his insight opens to the pure Beauty of the Lord of Majesty, discerning nothing else. That is, he is engaged in the Present [hadir], neglecting the presence [hudur] and company [mahdar].

The second degree, which is lower in rank, is that the salik sees himself present in His Presence [mahdar] and observes the discipline of the Presence [hudur] and Company [mahdar]. The Messenger of Allah (SA) says: “If you can be of those who are in the first degree, then worship Allah accordingly, or else, do not neglect the fact that you are in the Presence [mahdar] of the Lord.” Naturally, there is a discipline for being in the Presence [mahdar] of Allah which should not be neglected in respect of the state of servitude.

 In a hadith, Abu Hamzah ath-Thamali narrates: “I saw Ali ibn al-Husayn (AS) performing his salat. His cloak slipped off his shoulders, but he did not try to rearrange it until he finished the salat. When I asked him about that, he said: ‘Woe unto you! Do you know at whose service I was?’”Wasa ‘il ush-Shi’ah, vol. 4, p. 688, “Book of as salat“, chs. on “The Acts of as salat“, ch. 3, hadith 6.

The Messenger of Allah (SA) was quoted to have said: “Two of my Ummah stand for the salat, and, although their ruku’ and sujud are the same, the difference between the two salats is like that which is between the earth and the sky.” Biharul Anwar, vol. 81, p. 249, “Book of as Salat“, ch. 16, hadith 41

He also said: “Is the person who turns his face in the salat not afraid that it may turn into the face of an ass?” Mustadrakul Wasail, “Book of as Salat“, chs. on “The Acts of the salat“, ch. 2, hadith 20.

He further said: “Whoever performs a 2-rak’at salat without paying attention to any worldly matter, Allah, the Exalted, will forgive him his sins.Ibid. hadith 13.

In another hadith he said: “A salat, half of it may be accepted, or one-third, or a quarter, or one-fifth, or even one-tenth. Another salat may be folded, like an old dress, and be thrown back at the face of its owner”. “No part of the salat is yours except that part which you perform with an attentive heart.”Biharul Anwar, vol. 81, p. 260, “Book of as Salat“, ch. 16, hadith 59.

Imam al-Baqir (AS) has quoted the Messenger of Allah (SA) as saying: “When a believing servant stands for the salat, Allah, the Exalted, looks at him (or he said: He turns to him) until he finishes, and mercy shadows over his head, the angels surround him from all sides up to the horizon of the heaven, and Allah assigns an angel to stand at his head, saying: ’0 musalli, if you know who is looking at you, and to whom you are supplicating, you will look to nowhere, nor will you leave your position.’”Mustadrakul Wasa’il, “Book of as Salat,” chs. on “The Acts of the Salat“, ch. 2, hadith 22.

Imam as Sadiq (AS) is quoted to have said: “Eagerness and fear will not get together in a heart unless Paradise is his. So, when you perform your salat, turn with your heart to Allah, the Glorified, the Almighty, because there would be no believing servant who would turn with his heart to Allah, the Exalted, during the salat and invocation, unless Allah would turn to him the hearts of the believers, and with their love He would back him and lead him to Paradise.” Wasa’ilush-Shi’ah, vol. 4, p. 687, “Book of as Salat“, chs. on “The Acts of the Salat“, ch. 3, hadith 3.

It is narrated that Imams al-Baqir and as Sadiq (AS) said: “Nothing of your salat is yours except that which you did with an attentive heart. So, if one performed it completely mistaken, or neglected its disciplines, it would be folded and thrown back at its owner’s face.” Ibid., hadith 1

Imam as Sadiq (AS) is quoted to have said: ” when you wear the ihram for the salat (i.e. when you prepared for the salat), pay attention to it, because when you pay attention to it, Allah will pay attention to you. If you do not care for it, Allah will not care for you. So, sometimes, does not ascend of the salat except one-third, one-fourth or one-sixth, according to the amount of attention the musalli pays to it. Allah grants nothing to the negligent.”Mustadrakul Wasa’il, “Book of as Salat“, chs. on “The Acts of the Salat“, ch. 3, hadith 7

Imam Baqirul ‘Ulum ( the cleaver of knowledge) (AS) is quoted to have said: “of a servant’s salat ascends half, one-third, one-fourth or one-fifth to his account. That is, of his salat will not ascend except that part which is performed with an attentive heart. We have been commanded to perform the nafilah so as to make up for the shortcomings of the obligatory salats‘Ilalush-Shara’i’, vol. 2, p. 327, ch. 22, hadith 2.

The Messenger of Allah (SA) is quoted to have said to Abu Dharr: “Two moderate rak’ats of salat with contemplation are better than worshipping a whole night with a negligent heart.”

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Syed Mohammad Masoom Abidi

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Amaal shab e qadr Arabic



THE 19th , 21st and 23rd nights of ramazan are known as LATUL QADR or SHAB-E-QADR. The SHAB-E-QADR is considered best night among the nights of the whole year .The Aamaal (RELIGIOUS PERFORMANCE) of this night are better then the Aamaal of one thousand nights . The Rooh (A HIGHLY DIGNIFIED ANGEL) along with many other Angels decend on the earth in this night .They call on IMAM-E-ZAMANA and present before him what is ordinated (BY ALLAH) for everyone .

It is recomended to keep awake the whole night and offer prayers, recite the Holy Quran and Dua. The Aamaal commonly performed are as under :

1 ) PERFORMING GHUSL (TAKING BATH) , PREFERABLY JUST BEFORE SUNSET.

2 ) OFFERING 2 RAKA’AT NAMAZ . IN EACH RAKA’AT AFTER SURA-E-HAMD, RECITE 7 TIMES SURAH-E-IKHLAS (i-e QUL HUWALLAHO AHAD).

3 ) AFTER COMPLETING THE NAMAZ RECITE 70 TIMES :

“ASTAGH FIRULLAH WA ATOOBO ILAIHE”

4 ) THEN RECITE 100 TIMES :

“ASTAGH FIRULLAH RABBI WA ATOOBO ILAIHE”

5 ) PLACE THE HOLY QURAN ON YOUR HEAD AND RECITE :

IMMEDIATELY AFTER RECITING ABOVE , SAY 10 TIMES EACH OF THE FOLLOWING :

FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH (S.A.W)

FOR THE SAKE OF MUHAMMAD (S.A.W)


FOR THE SAKE OF ALI (A.S)

FOR THE SAKE OF FATIMA (S.A)

FOR THE SAKE OF HASAN (A.S)


FOR THE SAKE OF HUSSAIN (A.S)

FOR THE SAKE OF ALI IBN HUSSAIN (A.S)

FOR THE SAKE OF MUHAMMAD IBN ALI (A.S)

FOR THE SAKE OF JAFER IBN MUHAMMAD (A.S)

FOR THE SAKE OF MUSA IBN JAFER (A.S)

FOR THE SAKE OF ALI IBN MUSA (A.S)

FOR THE SAKE OF MUHAMMAD IBN ALI (A.S)

FOR THE SAKE OF ALI IBN MUHAMMAD (A.S)

FOR THE SAKE OF HASAN IBN ALI (A.S)

FOR THE SAKE OF HUJJAT AL QAIM (A.S)

6 ) RECITE 14 TIMES :

7 ) OPEN HOLY QURAN , HOLD IT IN FRONT OF YOU AND RECITE :

8 ) RECITE THIS DUA:



9 ) RECITE THIS DUA :


10 ) RECITE THIS DUA :



11 ) THEN RECITE THIS DUA :



12 ) RECITE 1000 TIMES THE FOLLOWING SURAH :


13) THEN RECITE THIS DUA :


14 ) THEN RECITE THIS DUA
:


15 ) THEN RECITE THIS DUA :

16 ) THEN RECITE ( on 23rd NIGHT ONLY ) :

ALSO RECITE :

* DUA-E-KUMAIL.

*DUA-E-TAWASSUL.

*ZIARAT-E-WA’RITH.

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